1997-10-23: When C-FDZO PA28
R departed Saint John and attempted to retract the landing gear, the gear intransit light remained illuminated. The pilot recycled the gear and checked all circuit breakers but the intransit light remained on. He extended the landing gear using the emergency extension method but the nose gear did not indicate down and locked. During a fly-by the tower, the pilot was advised that all landing gear appeared to be down. The ERS was positioned to standby. As the aircraft turned downwind for runway 23, the main landing gear down indicator lights went out, only the intransit light remained illuminated. The pilot shutdown the engine on late final and at touch down the left main gear collapsed. The aircraft veered left off the runway stopping about 75 feet from the runway edge. The pilot, who was uninjured, turned off the battery master switch and exited the aircraft. The left wing was damaged as a result of the gear collapse. The propeller did not contact the runway. TSB awaiting more information.